EXPECT A SMASHING FINALE ACROSS THE ISLAND AS SINGAPORE WELCOMES THE VERY LAST WTA FINALS

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With the fifth and final BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global just over a week away, parts of Singapore will be taken over with tennis fever for the very last time.  The Singapore Sports Hub will be home to the action on the tennis court, with 11 sessions featuring the greatest eight Singles players and Doubles pairs in the world, as well as the WTA Finals Fan Village, which will incorporate the Singapore Tennis Festival again. Meanwhile, Singapore’s city centre will play a strong supporting role, coming alive with tennis-themed activities, entertainment, delectable F&B stalls, and official WTA Finals events as part of Courtside by the Bay.

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Courtside by the Bay, the 10-day downtown festival (19 – 28 October), held at the Event Plaza along the Promenade facing Marina Bay Sands will offer the public an opportunity to experience tennis fringe activities and lifestyle elements, right in the heart of the city. The beautiful waterfront will provide the backdrop for player and legend appearances, the Official Doubles Draw Ceremony on 23 October, as well as same-day match screenings.

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Tennis-themed activities include a special photo exhibition celebrating the legacy of the WTA Finals Singapore. Visitors can also discover the magic of Spectra, a captivating light and water show staged along the Promenade every night. The public can also enjoy a free concert on October 20 as part of the Marina Bay Sands’ concert series, Open Stage, which showcases home-grown and regional music acts.

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Speaking about Courtside by the Bay, Sarah Clements, Vice President, Tennis – Asia, Lagardère Sports, said, “When we brought the WTA Finals to Singapore, we wanted to turn the tournament into a world-class sporting, lifestyle and entertainment festival. Over the past five years, we’ve worked with the Singapore Tourism Board and all our partners to ensure that we take the festival atmosphere to the community across the island. From Suntec City, to CHIJMES and now Marina Bay Sands, we’ve created a downtown festival proposition that will excite tennis and casual fans alike with plenty of magical and Instagram-worthy moments.

“With player and legend visits, tennis-themed activities, F&B, music and entertainment and even match screenings, Courtside by the Bay will provide a fully immersive and engaging experience to augment what’s offered on court”.

Said Ms Jean Ng, Director, Sports, Singapore Tourism Board: “The WTA Finals Singapore experience for fans extends far beyond centre court into the heart of the Lion City itself. With complementary initiatives like Courtside by the Bay, we are confident that visitors would be inspired to discover Singapore’s wide range of lifestyle offerings, and to deepen and share their passions.”

 

Besides Courtside by the Bay, Marina Bay Sands will be a flourish of tennis activity. The iconic hotel will be home to the greatest eight singles and doubles pairs during the WTA Finals, and will also host the black-tie Gala Evening featuring the Official Singles Draw, as with previous years.

 

 

Festivities will not be confined to the downtown area, as they share centre-stage at the Singapore Sports Hub and beyond with the Singapore Tennis Festival (STF). Introduced by Sport Singapore in 2017 to inspire more recreational and competitive participation in tennis, STF engaged more than 20,000 Singaporeans last year. Returning this year with even more activities, members of the public can sign up online for a series of free tennis clinics in venues across the island, including the Tennis Centres in Kallang, Yio Chu Kang, Farrer Park, as well as Heartbeat@Bedok.

 

From 20 – 28 October, STF will be co-located with the WTA Finals Fan Village at Singapore Sports Hub, where the community can also participate in tennis skills challenges, immerse in an augmented reality e-gaming experience, browse through a local artisan street market, and enjoy dance and musical performances. Also, participants who have joined the GameON Nila Challenge will get opportunities to earn Activity Stars and win attractive prizes through the STF.

“The WTA Finals has been the catalyst for many community projects and initiatives like the ActiveSG Tennis Academy, SportCares “Love Singapore” and Singapore Tennis Festival, with the belief that tennis is for everyone. October has become synonymous with Tennis in our local sporting calendar. This year we will continue to offer more fun and tennis to our people. We are working with our partners to make sport part of everyone’s lifestyle,” said Mr Lai Chin Kwang, Chief of ActiveSG, Sport Singapore.

 

Full details on Courtside by the Bay can be found at wtafinals.com , whilst more details of the Singapore Tennis Festival can be found at tennisfest.sg  for STF calendar of events.

 

Tickets for the 2018 WTA Finals start at just S$27. Tickets, including single sessions, packages and hospitality passes are available for purchase via WTAFinals.com.  Hospitality passes for sessions eight and 11 are already sold out with the remaining sessions selling out fast. For hospitality and booking enquiries, email sg.hospitality@lagardere-se.com  or call +65 6826 2718

 

Get the latest on WTA Finals from:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WTAFinalsSG/

Twitter: @WTAFinalsSG

Instagram: @WTAFinalsSG

WTAFinals.com is a one-stop centre for fans to get tickets, win opportunities to enhance your event experience and learn about all things tournament-related, from the rules of the game, to inside scoops, as well as the latest from leading players as they journey on the Porsche Race to Singapore Leaderboard.

 

 

APPENDIX A – 2018 WTA FINALS SINGAPORE FRINGE EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

Courtside by the Bay

 

Looking to get a piece of the action outside the Singapore Indoor Stadium?

Join us for some exciting tennis-themed activities, insta-worthy photo opportunities, live music and F&B offerings, and get up close with your favourite player at the Official Doubles Draw Ceremony as we celebrate the final edition of the WTA Finals in Singapore.

Admission is FREE, so head on down and we’ll see you there!

Date: 19 – 28 October

Location: Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza

Weekends 11am – 10pm

Weekdays 5pm – 10pm

 

Spectra

 

Discover the magic of Spectra, a captivating light and water show at the Event Plaza. Immerse yourself in 15-minutes of mesmerising dancing fountains, stunning light and laser effects, and an inspiring orchestral soundtrack. Spectra is shown free nightly at 8pm and 9pm, with an additional show at 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

 

Date: 19 – 28 October, 8pm and 9 pm

Location: Courtside by the Bay, Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza

 

Open Stage

 

Open Stage is a free concert series that features local and regional music acts, with a strong focus on homegrown bands and musicians. The seventh edition of the concert series will take place in conjunction with Courtside by the Bay, featuring acts that span across different musical genres ranging from pop and indie to rock, blues and R&B.

 

Date: 20 October, 7-10pm

Location: Courtside by the Bay, Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza

 

Screening of WTA Finals Matches

 

Can’t make it to the Singapore Indoor Stadium to watch the matches LIVE? Fret not! Gather your friends for a night of drinks, tennis and bean bags by the bay because the WTA Finals matches will be screened concurrently as they are being played on Centre Court!

 

Dates: 21 – 28 October

Location: Courtside by the Bay, Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza

 

Official Doubles Draw Ceremony

 

Date: 23 October, 6pm

Location: Courtside by the Bay, Marina Bay Sands Events Plaza

 

Singapore Tennis Festival 2018

The Singapore Tennis Festival (STF) is back once again from the 1st to 31st October, a month-long, island-wide celebration leading up to the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Finals from 21st to 28th October.

Jointly organised by enthusiasts, fans, clubs, interest groups, operators, associations and other organisations with Sport Singapore (SportSG), the STF aims to provide a fun-filled environment of tennis, helping to create a memorable learning and shared experiences for everyone.

For more information:

https://www.myactivesg.com/sports/tennis/singapore-tennis festival

 

ActiveSG & Rovo Tennis Clinics

Been wanting to pick up tennis but been putting it off? Want to improve your strokes? This October is the best time to give it a go! Rovo has partnered with SportSG to bring you free tennis lessons as part of Singapore Tennis Festival.

Dates: 1 – 28 October

Time: 7pm – 10pm

Locations: Heartbeat @Bedok, Farrer Park Tennis Centre, Yio Chu Kang Tennis Centre, Kallang Tennis Centre

For more information: https://page.rovo.co/sgtennisfest18

Babolat Tennis Challenge

Date: 14 October

Time: 9am – 3pm

Location: Heartbeat @ Bedok

Play! Tennis Festival – Hit for a Cause

To register: https://www.playtennis.sg/tennis-festival/

Date: 21 October

Time: 9am – 12pm

Location: Heartbeat @ Bedok

Pickleball Fiesta

Date: 28 October

Time: 9am – 6pm

Location: Clementi Sport Hall

MSA Coaches Appreciation & Doubles Competition/ MSA Inter-Harmony (Mixed Race) Doubles Open / MSA Family Team Up Tournament

Dates and Time:

15 October (8am – 1pm)

19 October (6pm – 10pm)

21 October (3pm – 7pm)

Location: Kallang Tennis Centre / Farrer Park Tennis Centre

 

Tennis Coaches Conference

Take your game to the next level with tennis techniques and insights from the best coaches in the industry at the one-day conference. 

Date: 22 October, 8.30am – 6pm

Location: Conrad Centennial Hotel

Tickets available at http://www.wtafinals.com/event-experience/tennis-coaches-conference

 

WTA Finals Fan Village

From tennis-themed activities to game booths and prizes for the public, The Fan Village located at the OCBC Square is a sport and lifestyle extravaganza where fans can get to meet their favourite WTA players and legends at autograph sessions and appearances.

Date: 20 – 28 October, 11am – 8pm      

Location: OCBC Square, Singapore Sports Hub

 

Player Practice Sessions

Catch your favourite WTA players in action as they get ready for their matches at the player practice sessions. You may even score an autograph or two if you’re lucky.

Date: 20, 21, 27 October

Location: Practice Courts at OCBC Arena, Singapore Sports Hub

WTA Future Stars Prize Presentation

WTA Future Stars Tournament

See the region’s up-and-coming young players in action at the WTA Future Stars Finals on 21 October at the Centre Court. Entry to matches is free.

Semi-finals

Date: 20 October, 11.30am

Location: OCBC Arena

Finals

Date: 21 October, 11am

Location: Singapore Indoor Stadium

 

Concerts

Another major entertainment highlight during the 10-day festivities are the concerts which have seen some of the biggest names and rising stars in the entertainment industry – songbird supreme Mariah Carey in 2014, English singer Paloma Faith in 2015, X Factor finalist and Beyonce’s protégé Sophia Beem in 2016, and all-time favourite boy band, Backstreet Boys, last year.

This year sees two concerts – WAU Live 2018 on 20 October, featuring Hong Kong artist Wakin Chau together with Singapore’s Joanna Dong and duo Shili & Adi, and Good Vibes with Jason Mraz on 27 October – to be held at the National Stadium in conjunction with the WTA Finals.

Official tennis and concert tickets and bundles are available at WTAFinals.com

WAU Live 2018

Date: 20 October, 7pm

Location: National Stadium, Singapore Sports Hub

Good Vibes with Jason Mraz

Date: 27 October, 8pm

Location: National Stadium, Singapore Sports Hub

 

APPENDIX B –General Ticket Prices

*All prices are in SGD, includes GST, exclude booking fees and does not reflect discounts.

 

Date

Session No

Day / Night

Start of Play

Racquet Club

Cat A

Cat B

Sunday
21 October​

1​

Night​

4:00pm – Official Opening Presentation

5:00pm – Singles ׀    

NB 7.30pm – Singles​

$744​

$109​

$65​

Monday
22 October​

2​

Night​

7:30pm – Singles ׀    

FB – Singles​

$530​

$109​

$65​

Tuesday
23 October​

3​

Night​

7:30pm – Singles ׀    

FB – Singles​

$530​

$109​

$65​

Wednesday 24 October​

4​

Night​

7:30pm – Singles ׀    

FB – Singles​

$530

$109​

$65​

Thursday
25 October​

5​

Day​

1:30pm – Doubles ׀     

NB 4:00pm – Singles​

$530

$65​

$27​

6​

Night​

7:30pm – Singles ׀     

FB – Doubles​

$744​

$109​

$65​

Friday
26 October​

7​

Day​

1:30pm – Doubles׀     

NB 4:00pm – Singles​

$530

$65​

$27​

8​

Night​

7:30pm – Singles׀    

FB – Doubles​

$744​

$109​

$65​

Saturday
27 October​

9​

Day​

1:30pm – Doubles Semi Final  ׀

NB 4:00pm – Singles Semi Final​

$1,338​

$159​

$95​

10​

Night​

7:30pm – Singles Semi Final  ׀    

FB –  Doubles Semi Final​

$1,338

$195​

$118​

Sunday
28 October​

11​

Night​

4:00pm – Doubles Final  ׀   

 NB 7:30pm – Singles Final​

$2,140​

$239​

$141​

No. Days: 8  ׀    No. Sessions: 11   ׀     No. Singles Matches: 15   ׀     No. Doubles Matches: 7   ׀    Total No. Matches: 22​

Schedule is provisional and subject to change.
If Doubles finalist is also a Singles finalist, then Doubles Final will be re-scheduled to follow Singles Final​

FB: Followed by ׀        NB: Not before​

Concession – Students and senior citizens receive 10% off. Purchase via Singapore Sports Hub Box Office only.

Save 15% on group bookings for 10 pax or more to any session.

Book via sg.wtaftickets@lagardere-se.com only. Not available during Priority Sale.

 

 

Singles Evening, Full Day, Final Weekend and Season Pass

*All prices are in SGD, includes GST, exclude booking fees and does not reflect discounts.

Type of Pass

Session No.

Cat A

Cat B

All Singles

Evening Pass

Sessions 1 & 2

$196.20

$117

Sessions 3 & 4

$196.20

$117

Full Day Pass

Sessions 5 & 6

$156.60

$82.80

Sessions 7 & 8

$156.60

$82.80

Final Weekend Pass

Sessions 9 & 11

$358.20

$212.40

Sessions 10 & 11

$390.60

$233.10

Season Pass

All Sessions

$1,239.30

$718.20

 

Racquet Club Weekend and Full Week Pass

*All prices are in SGD, includes GST, exclude booking fees and does not reflect discounts.

 

Type of Pass

Session No.

Racquet Club

Racquet Club Weekend Pass

Includes sessions 9, 10, and 11

$4,280

Racquet Club Full Week Pass

All Sessions

$8,025

 

 

 

Discounts for OCBC Bank & StarHub Customers

PUBLIC SALE

24 May (10.00 am) Onwards

OCBC Bank
or
StarHub Customers

10% Off

Tickets and Packages

OCBC Bank

and

StarHub Customers

15% Off

Tickets and Packages

 

 

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